How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery audiobook

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

By Sy Montgomery
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Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy's friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

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Summary

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Animal and Pet Care Essays

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.

This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy's friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A truly beautiful book about life, family, loss, and love.” Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
“Essential reading for anyone who loves animals and knows how much they can teach us about being human.” Gwen Cooper, New York Times bestselling author
“Sy Montgomery narrates her memoir…[and] taps the full range of experience: Her stories are engaging and touching, humorous and terribly sad. Montgomery’s narration captures her deep sense of wonder and affection for the creatures she studies…Every word of this production captures Montgomery’s reverence for the world we share with other creatures. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A rare jewel, full of empathy and the profound wisdom Sy has received from animals she has loved over her extraordinary lifetime. This sweet book is a triumphant masterpiece that I’m recommending to everyone.” Stacey O’Brien, New York Times bestselling author
“From tarantulas to tigers to tree kangaroos, National Book Award finalist Montgomery knows her animals, and she believes that understanding the furred, hoofed, finned, and feathered creatures with whom we share this earth can transform our lives. The thirteen animal friends she cites here teach us empathy, passion, purpose, and how to build a family, among other values, and we also get insight into her work as a naturalist.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Author Bio: Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is the author of more than fifteen nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller How to Be a Good Creature. She has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and swum with piranhas and pink dolphins in the Amazon. To research her books, films, and articles, she has worked in a pit swarming with 18,000 snakes in Canada and been hunted by a tiger in India. She has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s Gobi desert in search of snow leopards and penetrated the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea to radio collar tree kangaroos. No place is too far to go to bring animals’ true stories to adults and children around the world. She writes for print as well as broadcast in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible at what she considers a critical turning point in human history.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 3.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English